2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded on November 29, 2020

Book Talk starts at 32:41

The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL is ongoing until January 15, 2021.  You can find all the details here.  Need some ideas?  Check out our BUNDLES!

👉 Beginner Knitted Sweaters

👉 Knitted Sweaters for Adventurous Beginners to Advanced

👉 Crocheted Sweaters

Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

New Giveaway - Tracie wants to send you a skein of her handspun!  She will be giving out these skeins to three lucky winners:

  • 149 yds Twisted Sunshine 50% Silk/50% Merino in bright coral
  • 210 yds Malabrigo Nube 100% Pure Merino Wool in jade greens
  • 252 yds Living Dreams Yarn 70% Merino/30% Tussah Silk in Midnight in Paris (periwinkle)

Leave a comment here to be entered to win.  The contest thread will close December 15, 2020.

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

Tracie has finished:

 
Barb continues working on:

Barb has cast on:

 

Tracie continues to work on:

Tracie has cast on:

 

BOOKS

Barb and Tracie finished:

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama - 5 stars from both!

Barb also finished:

Tracie finished

 

 

 

 

 

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Recorded on November 11, 2020

Book Talk starts at 32:45

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Recorded on October 29, 2020

Book Talk starts at 32:00

The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has officially started!  You can find all the details here.  Need some ideas?  Check out our BUNDLES!

👉 Beginner Knitted Sweaters

👉 Knitted Sweaters for Adventurous Beginners to Advanced

👉 Crocheted Sweaters

 

Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

 

Our friend Dinaripper is making wonderful 3D masks with adjustable elastic ear-loops!  They come in lots of fun prints and are really comfortable and well-made.  Check them out here.  For free shipping on masks and anything else you order from her online store until Christmas, use coupon code 2KLCSHIP.

 

KNITTING

Barb finished

Bautista shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill, using Invictus Yarns YakLux in the Nockers 2020 colorway

Multidirectional Scarf #9, using a Caron Cake

Bear and a Bunny Suit by Susan B. Anderson, using 2 skeins of Plymouth Encore in an oatmeal and a turquoise

Octopus by Susan B. Anderson, using Knitpicks Felici Worsted in the Lost Lakes colorway

 

Tracie finished

Eyelet Messy Bun Hat #2 by Miranda Riley in KFI Luxury Collection  Indulgence Hand Painted in Cirque Royale

Little Unicorn by Lorraine Pistorio in Alexandra The Art of Yarn in Pendleton - Midnight colorway

Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 

Dog Sweater test-knit by Fredi Baker in Plymouth Encore

 

Barb continues working on

Granito pullover by Joji Locatelli, using Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock in an unknown colorway

Union Table Runner by Joan Beebe, using Knit Picks Swish DK Bare

 

And has cast on

 Yowza Weigh It Shawl #4 by Susan B. Anderson, using Feza Yarns Viva Glitz in a pink and green colorway

Bankhead Hat  #12 by Karen Baumer

 

Tracie pulled out of hybernation

Bellefleur Cardigan by Valerie Hobbs in madelinetosh Silk/Merino in Mill Pond

 

And cast on

Kindling Hat by Helen Stewart in Alexandra the Art of Yarn Pendelton in Midnight

 

Books

Barb read

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline - 4 stars

Snow Creek by Gregg Olsen - 3 stars

 

Tracie read 

In Her Skin by Alex Kiester

The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Say It Louder: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy by Tiffany Cross

The Couple Next Door by Shari LaPeña

 

Barb recommends the Canary podcast

 

Tracie recommends The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

If you are an American citizen, PLEASE VOTE!  

Are you registered to vote?  You can check your voter registration HERE.  

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The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has officially started!  You can find all the details here.  Need some ideas?  Check out our BUNDLES!

👉 Beginner Knitted Sweaters

👉 Knitted Sweaters for Adventurous Beginners to Advanced

👉 Crocheted Sweaters

 

Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

 

Our friend Dinaripper is making wonderful 3D masks with adjustable elastic ear-loops!  They come in lots of fun prints and are really comfortable and well-made.  Check them out here.

 

Want a giggle and some fabulous yarn?  Check out Despondent Dyes, a duo of dyers whose tagline is "We Set Our Colors with the Acidity of our Bitter Tears..."  Their colorway names are hilarious, and their yarns are beautiful.

 

KNITTING

Tracie has finished:

Eyelet Messy Bun Hat #1 by Miranda Riley in The Violet Valentine Winsome Worsted in  Coral Fixation

Darling Darby Sweater by Jean Clement in tangerine acrylic

 

Barb has finished:

Mother Bears 230 & 231

Lineate by Elizabeth Doherty, using 3 colors of Knit Picks Palette - cream, dark gray and a pinky red

Vanilla Socks using and set of Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles in blue and pink 

Holey Comfort Cardigan by Hinterm Stein, using Holst Garn Coast Uul Bomuld in the Ice Sea colorway

 

Tracie has cast on:

Eyelet Messy Bun Hat by Miranda Riley in KFI Luxury Collection  Indulgence Hand Painted in Cirque Royale

 

And continues to work on:

Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota

Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 

Little Unicorn by Lorraine Pistorio in Alexandra The Art of Yarn Pendleton

 

Barb is working on:

Bautista shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns YakLux in the NoCKRs 2020 colorway

 Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer, using a Caron Cake

And has cast on:

Granito pullover by Joji Locatelli, using Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock in an unknown colorway

Union Table Runner by Joan Beebe, using Knit Picks Swish DK Bare

Bear and a Bunny Suit by Susan B. Anderson, using 2 skeins of Plymouth Encore in an oatmeal and a turquoise 

 

BOOKS 

Tracie read:

Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover & Me by Adrienne Brodeur - 5 stars

The Golden Child by Wendy James - 3.5 stars

Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers Finished Books - 2.5 stars

 

Barb read:

One Little Secret by Cate Holahan - 3 stars

Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff - 4 stars

Anxious People by Frederik Bachman - 5 stars

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So sorry for all the barking dogs in the background of this episode!

Recorded on Monday, September 27, 2020

Book talk starts at 17:50

 

The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has officially started!  You can find all the details here.  Need some ideas?  Check out our BUNDLES!

👉 Beginner Knitted Sweaters

👉 Knitted Sweaters for Adventurous Beginners to Advanced

👉 Crocheted Sweaters

 

Our Mother Bear KAL is over!  What did you win?  Listen until the end of the podcast to find out.

 

Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

 

If you are an American citizen, PLEASE VOTE!  

Are you registered to vote?  You can check your voter registration HERE

 


Tracie and Barb support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage you to add your voice to the fight for racial justice and police reform and demilitarization.  Please donate if you can:

 

Black Lives Matter

Southern Poverty Law Center

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

ACLU 

 

KNITTING

Barb finished

Mother Bears 228 & 229

 

Tracie has finished:

1. Her Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarns, using Debbie Bliss Andes (baby alpaca and mulberry silk) and Mirasol Nuna (merino, silk, and bamboo)


 
Barb continues to work on

1.  Vanilla Socks using and set of Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles in blue and pink 

2.  Holey Comfort Cardigan by Hinterm Stern using Holst Garn Coast Uul Bomuld in the Ice Sea colorway

3.  Bautista shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns YakLux in the NoCKRs 2020 colorway

4.  Lineate by Elizabeth Doherty, using Knit Picks Palette in the Lipstick, Cream and Fog color ways

 

Barb has Cast On:

1.  Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer, using a Caron Cake

 

Tracie continues to work on

1.  Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota

2.  Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 

3.  Little Unicorn by Lorraine Pistorio in Alexandra The Art of Yarn Pendleton

 

BOOKS

Barb read:

1.  How Quickly She Disapprears by Raymond Fleischman - 2 stars

2.  Growing Up at Grossinger's by Tania Grossinger - 4 stars

 

Tracie Read:

1.  We Were Mothers by Katie Sise - 3 stars

2.  Vince and Joy by Lisa Jewell - 3 stars

3.  Mother by S.E. Lynes - 4 Stars

 

 

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Recorded on September 15, 2020

Book Talk starts at 28:05

The 2020 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has officially started!  You can find all the details here.  Need some ideas?  Check out our BUNDLES!

👉 Beginner Knitted Sweaters

👉 Knitted Sweaters for Adventurous Beginners to Advanced

👉 Crocheted Sweaters

 

Our Mother Bear KAL is over!  Prizes will be announced in Episode 211.

 

Virtual get-together via  Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

 

Tracie and Barb support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage you to add your voice to the fight for racial justice and police reform and demilitarization.  Please donate if you can:

Black Lives Matter

Southern Poverty Law Center

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

ACLU 

 

KNITTING

Barb finished

Mother Bears 225 through 228

Tracie has finished:
Ciara Shawl by Fredi Baker in Emma’s Yarn Super Silky (kit from Rumpelstiltskin) in Freshly Cut, Happily Ever After and Whisper
 
 

Barb continues to work on

1.  Vanilla Socks using and set of Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles in blue and pink 

2.  Holey Comfort Cardigan by Hinterm Stern using Holst Garn Coast Uul Bomuld in the Ice Sea colorway

3.  Bautista shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns YakLux in the NoCKRs 2020 colorway

 

Barb has Cast On:

1.  Mother Bear #229

2.  Lineate by Elizabeth Doherty, using Knit Picks Palette in the Lipstick, Cream and Fog color ways

 

Tracie continues to work on

1.  Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota

2.  Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 

 

Tracie has Cast-On:

1.  Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarn in Debbie Bliss Andes and Mirasol Nuna

2.  Little Unicorn by Lorraine Pistorio in Alexandra The Art of Yarn Pendleton

 

BOOKS

Barb read:

1.  American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins - 5 stars

2.  Death Sentence: The Inside Story of the John List Murders by Joe Sharkey - 3 stars

 

Tracie Read:

1.  Euphoria by Lily King - 3 stars

2.  The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World by Nancy J. Sales - 4 stars

3.  Squirm by Carl Hiaasen - 3 stars

4.  Sourdough by Robin Sloan - 4 stars

5.  Beautiful on the Outside by Adam Rippon - 5 stars

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Recorded on August 27, 2020

Book Talk starts at 19:25

 

Our Mother Bear KAL is almost over!  Please join the discussion in the 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and post your finished bears in the Mother Bear FOs Thread by September 1.

 

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

 

Tracie and Barb support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage you to add your voice to the fight for racial justice and police reform and demilitarization.  Please donate if you can:

Black Lives Matter

Southern Poverty Law Center

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

ACLU 

 

KNITTING

Barb finished

Mother Bears 222 through 224

Nice to Gnome You MKAL by Sarah Schira, using a kit from Leading Men Fiber Arts

Bull & Braids hat by Cheryl Breckerich, using Cascade Elysian in the Crimson colorway 

 

Tracie finished

Nice to Gnome You MKAL by Sarah Schira in Marianated Yarns, Duren Dyeworks, Greenwood Fiber Works, and Cascade 220 Superwash Sport

emPower People cowl by Casapinka in purple fingering weight scraps plied into a DK/worsted on my spinning wheel

 

Barb continues to work on

Vanilla Socks using and set of Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles in blue and pink 

Holey Comfort Cardigan by Hinterm Stern using Holst Garn Coast Uul Bomuld in the Ice Sea colorway

Bautista shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns YakLux in the NoCKRs 2020 colorway

 

Tracie continues to work on

Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota

Ciara Shawl by Fredi Baker in Emma’s Yarn Super Silky (kit from Rumpelstiltskin) in Freshly Cut, Happily Ever After and Whisper

Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 

 

BOOKS

Barb read

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (5 stars)

Finding Grace by K.L. Slater (3 stars)

 

Tracie read 

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (5 stars)

How to Be An AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi (4 stars)

Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle (4 stars)

Love’s Blood: The Shocking True Story of a Teenager Who Would Do Anything for the Older Man She Loved - Even Kill Her Whole Family by Clark Howard (3.5 stars)

Barb recommends the podcast Nice White Parents

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Recorded on August 15, 2020

Book Talk starts at 23:36

Recorded August 13, 2020

Our Mother Bear KAL runs until September 1, 2020.  Please join the discussion in the 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and post your finished bears in the Mother Bear FOs Thread

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

 

Tracie and Barb support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage you to add your voice to the fight for racial justice and police reform and demilitarization.  Please donate if you can:

Black Lives Matter

Southern Poverty Law Center

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

ACLU 

 

KNITTING

Tracie has finished

Penny’s Bandana Cowl by Adrian Gergler in Baah La Jolla and Forbidden Fiber Pride - for Posy

Doggie Poo Bag Pouch by Kathy Glaes in Malabrigo Sock Light of Love

That’s My Jam by Steve Fegert in Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue in London Fog and LunaPurl Una Merino Mini Skeins in Drops of Jupiter

 

Barb has finished:

Mother Bears 218-221

Etude cardigan by Ririko, using Aussie Soxxi

Stillness MKAL by Helen Stewart, using Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp colorway, Tess Designer Yarns Super Socks and Baby in the Green colorway, Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye in the Purple colorway.

Tracie cast on:

Fiddly Bits by Jane Pihota

Nice to Gnome You MKAL by Sarah Schira in Marianated Yarns, Duren Dyeworks, Greenwood Fiber Works, and Cascade 220 Superwash Sport

And continues to work on:

Ciara Shawl by Fredi Baker in Emma’s Yarn Super Silky (kit from Rumpelstiltskin) in Freshly Cut, Happily Ever After and Whisper

Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 

Barb is working on:

Bull & Braids hat by Cheryl Breckerich, using Cascade Elysian in the Crimson colorway

Vanilla Socks using and set of Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles in lilac and pink 

And has cast on:

Holey Comfort Cardigan by Hinterm Stern using Holst Garn Coast Uul Bomuld in the Ice Sea colorway

Bautista shawl by Celia McAdam Cahill in Invictus Yarns YakLux in the NoCKRs 2020 colorway

Nice to Gnome You MKAL by Sarah Schira in Leading Men Fiber Arts kit - Beach

Mother Bear 222

 

BOOKS 

Tracie read:

No Conscience by Phil M. Williams (2 stars)

Destroyer Angel (Anna Pigeon #18) by Nevada Barr (5 stars)

Woman in the Water by Katerina Diamond (3 stars)

The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth by Josh Levin (3 stars)

Thicker Than Water (Audible Original) by Tyler Schultz (4 stars)

Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah (4 stars)

Barb read:

Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital by David M. Oshinsky - 5 stars

The Cuckoo’s Cry by Caroline Overington - 4 stars

Fever by Mary Beth Keane - 4 stars

 

Barb recommends face masks from Stark’s Vacuum

Tracie recommends the Radio Rental podcast

 

 

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Recorded on July 20, 2020

Book Talk starts at 23.12

Our Mother Bear KAL runs until September 1, 2020.  Please join the discussion in the 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and post your finished bears in the Mother Bear FOs Thread

 

Tracie and Barb support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage you to add your voice to the fight for racial justice and police reform and demilitarization.  Please donate if you can:

Black Lives Matter

Southern Poverty Law Center

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

ACLU 

 

Giveaway - 3 copies of the Ciara Shawl by Fredi Baker - drawing at the end of the podcast

 

KNITTING

Barb finished

Mother Bears 214-217

Stoa Scarf by Anne Ginger, using Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in the Denim color way. 

Papillion (butterfly) by Marin Melchior, using Knit Picks Chroma in the Gray and the Pegasus colorways

One-row Handspun Scarf by Stephanie Pearl McFee using a Premier Sweet Roll

 

Tracie finished

Mother Bears 221-228

Green Vanilla Socks in Fish Knits Boot Strap Sock Gradient in Greens

 

Barb is working on

Etude cardigan by Ririko, using Aussie SoxxiCast-on 

Vanilla Socks using and set of Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles in lilac and pink 

 

And has cast on

Mother Bear #218

Bull & Braids hat by Cheryl Breckerich, using Cascade Elysian in the Crimson colorway

Stillness MKAL by Helen Stewart, using Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp colorway, Tess Designer Yarns Super Socks and Baby in the Green colorway, Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye in the Purple colorway.

 

 

Tracie has frogged for now:

Hatteras Cardigan by Kate Saloman (Green Mountain Spinnery) in Western Sky Knits Merino 17 in bright sky blue

 

She cast on

Ciara Shawl by Fredi Baker in Emma’s Yarn Super Silky (kit from Rumpelstiltskin) in Freshly Cut, Happily Ever After and Whisper

Niamh by Isabell Kraemer in Miss Babs Katahdin in Smurf & Turf 

 

And continues working On:

That's My Jam shawl/wrap by Steven Fegert, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue in the London Fog colorway, and LunaPurl Una Merino Mini Skeins in the Drops of Jupiter colorway

 

BOOKS 

Barb read 

Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump

Man of the Year by Caroline Louise Walker

The Argument by Victoria Jenkins 

 

Tracie read

The House of Stairs by Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)

Big Cats: Stories by Holiday Reinhorn

Prime Suspect by Lynda LaPlante

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg

The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood

 

Barb recommends Knit Companion class on Vogue Knitting Live online.  Another session in August! 

 

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Recorded Wednesday 24 June 10, 2020

Our Mother Bear KAL runs until September 1, 2020.  Please join the discussion in the 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and post your finished bears in the Mother Bear FOs Thread

 

Tracie and Barb support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage you to add your voice to the fight for racial justice and police reform and demilitarization.  Please donate if you can:

Black Lives Matter

Southern Poverty Law Center

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

ACLU

 

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

 

 

KNITTING

Barb finished:

 Mother Bears 212 & 213

 

Tracie finished:

Mother Bears 218, 219 and 220

80-26 Poncho Air Lux in Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Wind Chill 

 

Barb is working on

Stoa scarf by Anne Ginger, using Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in the Denim color way

Papillion /Butterfly by Marin Melchior, using Knit Picks Chroma in the Gray and the Pegasus colorways

Etude cardigan by Ririko, using Aussie SoxxiCast-on Vanilla Socks using and set of Fibernymph Dye Works Inversibles in lilac and pink 

One-row Handspun Scarf by Stephanie Pearl McFee using a Caron Cake

 

Tracie is working on:

Hatteras Cardigan by Kate Saloman (Green Mountain Spinnery) in Western Sky Knits Merino 17 in bright sky blue

That's My Jam shawl/wrap by Steven Fegert, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue in the London Fog colorway, and LunaPurl Una Merino Mini Skeins in the Drops of Jupiter colorway.

Vanilla socks  in a Fish Knits sock gradient in greens

 

BOOKS

Barb has finished

The Daughter in Law by Nina Manning

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston

 

Tracie has finished

The Ladies’ Man by Elinor Lipman

 

Chirp is a great place to get audiobooks at deeply discounted prices!

Tracie got a pedicure and a haircut

Barb recommends Lenox Hill on Netflix

 

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Recorded Wednesday, June 24, 2020
 

Our Mother Bear KAL is ongoing until September 1, 2020!  Check out 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread to find out everything you need to know.

 
Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here
 
We are giving away 3 copies of Fredi Baker’s new pattern, the Ciara Shawl!  Enter to win here by July 1, 2020.  You can buy Ciara Kits at Rumplestilskin Yarn Shop in Sacramento.
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Recorded on June 10, 2020

Book Talk starts at 40:25

Tracie and Barb support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage you to add your voice to the fight for racial justice and police reform and demilitarization.  Please donate if you can:

Black Lives Matter

Southern Poverty Law Center

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

ACLU

 

Our Mother Bear KAL is starting on June 1, 2020!  I have started a 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and you can find everything you need to know over there.

 

Spring Swap - mail-out-by deadline is June 15 - check 2020 Swap Thread for details

 

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

 

We are giving away 3 copies of Fredi Baker’s new pattern, the Ciara Shawl!  I interviewed Fredi about her designs as well as her work as a life coach.  I apologize for the fact that my voice is difficult to hear on the interview!

 

KNITTING

Barb finished:

Mother Bears 210 & 211

Eco Duo Cabled Scarf by Shannon Dunbabin using a Caron Cake

Boyfriend Beanie by Expression Fiber Arts, using destash table yarn.

 

Tracie finished:

Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby in Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Harbor and Thicket

2nd Lucy Hat by Carina Spencer in 

Mother Bears 216 and 217, a postal worker

 

Barb is working on:

Stoa scarf by Anne Ginger, using Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in the Denim color way

Papillion /Butterfly by Marin Melchior, using Knit Picks Chroma in the Gray and the Pegasus colorways

Etude cardigan by Ririko, using Aussie SoxxiCast-on 

 

And has cast-on:

One-row Handspun Scarf by Stephanie Pearl McFee using a Caron Cake

 

Tracie continues to work on:

Hatteras Cardigan by Kate Saloman (Green Mountain Spinnery) in Western Sky Knits Merino 17 in bright sky blue

80-26 Poncho Air Lux in Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Wind Chill

That's My Jam shawl/wrap by Steven Fegert, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue in the London Fog colorway, and LunaPurl Una Merino Mini Skeins in the Drops of Jupiter colorway.

Vanilla socks  in a Fish Knits sock gradient in greens

 

BOOKS

Barb read:

For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt - thumbs up

The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death by Corinne May Botz - thumbs up

 

Tracie read: 

The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s by Andy Greene - 4 stars

Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman - 4 stars

Barb Says Thumbs Up:  The Perfect Scam podcast by AARP

Thumbs Up -  the ChomChom Roller pet hair remover

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Recorded on May 28, 2020

Book Talk starts at 22:34

Our Mother Bear KAL is starting on June 1, 2020!  I have started a 2020 Mother Bear KAL Chatter Thread and you can find everything you need to know over there.

Spring Swap - If you are participating, please visit the 2020 Swap Thread to keep up with questions at least once a week.

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 12 noon  PST - Details here

For fans of the My Favorite Murder Podcast only!  We announce the winners of the 3 Stay Out of the Forest hat patterns by the fabulous Jennifer Lassonde.  

Tracie made an announcement about the 2020 NoCKRs Retreat swag and refunds.

KNITTING

Barb has finished:

1.  Mother Bears #208 and #209

Tracie has finished:

1.  Mother Bears #213#214 and #215

2.  Gnome de Plume by Sarah Schira in purple and teal fingering weight scraps

Barb is working on

1. Stoa scarf by Anne Ginger, using Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in the Denim color way

2. Eco Duo Cabled Scarf by Shannon Dunbabin using a Caron Cake

3. Papillion /Butterfly by Marin Melchior, using Knit Picks Chroma in the Gray and the Pegasus colorways

4. Boyfriend Beanie by Expression Fiber Arts, using destash table yarn.

5.  Etude cardigan by Ririko, using Aussie Soxxi

Tracie is working on:

1. Hatteras Cardigan by Kate Saloman (Green Mountain Spinnery) in Western Sky Knits Merino 17 in bright sky blue

2. 80-26 Poncho Air Lux in Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Wind Chill

3. That's My Jam shawl/wrap by Steven Fegert, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue in the London Fog colorway, and LunaPurl Una Merino Mini Skeins in the Drops of Jupiter colorway.

4. Vanilla socks  in a Fish Knits sock gradient in greens

BOOKS

Barb has finished:

1.  Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of the El Faro by Rachel Slade.  5 stars!

2. My Lost Family by Ben-Moshe and Dasha Lisitsina - 4 stars

3. A Beautiful Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal by Jen Waite - 3 stars

4. The Deep Deep Snow by Brian Freeman - 3 stars

5. God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet - 5 stars

Tracie has finished:

1. When He Vanished by T.J. Brearton - 3 stars

2. Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler - 3.5 stars

3. Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting by Alanna Okun - 4 stars

Tracie talked about 2 shows she is enjoying:

1.  We're Here by HBO

2. Dragnificent on TLC

Barb talked about BluPrint Closing

 

Direct download: Episode_205_-_5_31_20_10.19_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am PST

Recorded on May 15, 2020

Book Talk Starts at 29:00

Our Poncho Knit Along is done!  Prize winners are announced at the end of this episode

Spring Swap - If you are participating, please visit the 2020 Swap Thread to keep up with questions at least once a week.

Virtual get-together via Zoom on Saturdays, 1pm PST - Details here

For fans of the My Favorite Murder Podcast only!  We are giving away 3 Stay Out of the Forest hat patterns by the fabulous Jennifer Lassonde.  Please comment in the thread in Ravelry.  This contest will end on May 20, 2020.

Tracie’s son Will made a film about Tracie, her fiber addiction, her mom, the podcast, etc for his documentary film class.  There are two cuts, because Will’s professor liked the Knitted Knockers cut better but Tracie and Barb like the Mother Bear cut better!

https://youtu.be/83hlLeY1O4s

https://youtu.be/83hlLeY1O4s

KNITTING

Barb has finished

Mother Bears 205, 206, 207 & 208

Zweig pullover by Caitlin Hunter, using the yarn from my frogged Trail Hoodie, Western Sky Knits Magnolia sock in the Wisp colorway, and WSK Magnolia sock in the Sage color way

Jason’s Cashmere Hat by Melissa Tomson, using Lion Brand Heartland in the Hot Springs colorway.

Swap partner gift

 

Tracie has finished

Lucy Hat by Carina Spencer in Lisa Souza Blue Faced Leicester Worsted in Styx and Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in Pining 4 Ewe

Mother Bears 209, 210, 211 & 212

Effortless Cardigan by Zabeth (Lion Brand) in my SpinJones Merino/Mulberry Silk orange handspun

 

Barb is working on

Stoa scarf by Anne Ginger, using Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in the Denim color way

 

and has cast on 

Eco Duo Cabled Scarf by Shannon Dunbabin using a Caron Cake

Papillion /Butterfly by Marin Melchior, using Knit Picks Chroma in the Gray and the Pegasus colorways

Boyfriend Beanie by Expression Fiber Arts, using destash table yarn.

Etude cardigan by Ririko, using Aussie Soxxi

 

Tracie has cast on

Hatteras Cardigan by Kate Saloman (Green Mountain Spinnery) in Western Sky Knits Merino 17 in bright sky blue

 

and continues to work on

80-26 Poncho Air Lux in Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Wind Chilll

That's My Jam shawl/wrap by Steven Fegert, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue in the London Fog colorway, and LunaPurl Una Merino Mini Skeins in the Drops of Jupiter colorway.

Vanilla socks in Fish Knits sock gradient in greens

BOOKS

Barb has finished

The Getaway by Greer Hendricks - 3 stars

Inside Jobs: Tales from a Time of Quarantine Ben H. Winters - 3.5 stars

BAD KARMA: The True Story of a Mexican Surf Trip From Hell by Paul Wilson - 4 stars

The Weight of Silence by Gregg Olsen - 4 stars

 

Tracie has finished:

Scat by Carl Hiaassen - 3 stars

The Suspects by Katharine Johnson - nah

Little by Edward Carey - 4 stars

The Weight of Silence by Greg Olson - 3 1/2 stars

Blood Mist by Mark Roberts - 4 stars

The Keeper by Graham Norton - 4 1/2 stars

Barb was attacked by a turkey!  There were no injuries.  It  looks a lot like the attack in this video: https://www.newsflare.com/video/279288/animals/turkey-attack-on-college-campus

 

Tracie loves her iRobot Roomba 960 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Direct download: 2KLC_ep204_-_5_16_20_2.57_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm PST

Book Talk starts at: 29.15

Recorded on April 21, 2020

Our Poncho Knit Along is humming right along!  Join the Chatter thread and post your finished poncho in the FOs thread.   This KAL will run until May 1, 2020.We have 2 new giveaways!

1.  Our own Dinaripper has made 25 knitting-themed face masks!  They will be given away to the first 25 people that comment on the giveaway thread that will go up on APRIL 28, 2020.  

2.  For fans of the My Favorite Murder Podcast only!  We are giving away 3 Stay Out of the Forest hat patterns by the fabulous Jennifer Lassonde.  Please comment in the thread in Ravelry.  This contest will end on May 20, 2020.

Spring Swap - If you are participating, please visit the 2020 Swap Thread to keep up with questions at least once a week.

KNITTING:

Barb has finished

1.  Mother Bears #203 & #204

2.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

3.   Fibonacci Waves Scarf by Carolyn Greenwood, using a Simply Sock Mini set in the Speckled colorway  

4.  1-Color Brioche Scarf (no pattern) using a Caron Cake

5.  Bankhead Hat #11 by Susie Gourlay

Tracie has finished:

1.  Vanilla socks in Mountain Colors Crazyfoot - Chinook colorway

2.  25 Knitted Knockers

3.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll in Marianated Yarns Practicality 75/25 in Melted Box of Crayons

4  Mother Bears #205, #206#207, #208

Barb is still working on:

1.  Zweig pullover by Caitlin Hunter, using the yarn from my frogged Trail Hoodie, Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp colorway, and in the Sage colorway.

And has cast-on:

1.  Stoa scarf by Anne Ginger, using Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in the Denim color way

2.  Mother Bear #205

3.  Super-secret hand knit for my swap partner!

 

Tracie is continuing to work on:

1.  Effortless Cardigan by Zabeth (Lion Brand) in my SpinJones Merino/Mulberry Silk orange handspun

2.  80-26 Poncho Air Lux in Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Wind Chill

Tracie has cast on:

1.  That's My Jam shawl/wrap by Steven Fegert, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue in the London Fog colorway, and LunaPurl Una Merino Mini Skeins in the Drops of Jupiter colorway.

2.  Vanilla socks  in a Fish Knits sock gradient in greens

BOOKS

Barb read:

1.  The Deep Deep Snow by Brian Freeman - 3.5 stars

2.  Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting - 3 stars

3.  Wild Game: My Mother, her Lover and Me by Adrienne Brodeur - 5 stars

Tracie read:

1.  The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell - 5 stars

2.  She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge - 4 stars

3.  This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel - 4 stars

4.  Degrees of Guilt by HS Chandler - 2 stars

5.  Alice and Gerald: A Homicidal Love Story by Ran Franscell - 3.5 stars

Direct download: Episode_203_-_4_25_20_10.49_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am PST

Recorded on April 2, 2020

Book Talk Starts at 30:35

Our Poncho Knit Along is humming right along!  Join the Chatter thread and post your finished poncho in the FOs thread.   This KAL will run until May 1, 2020.

 

Sunnydale Cowl giveaway - we draw for winners at the end of the podcast

 

Spring Swap - If you are participating, please visit the Swap thread to keep up with questions at least once a week

 

KNITTING

 

Barb has finished

Mother Bears 201 & 202 (such a difference in size!)

Rodeo Drive Poncho by Staci Perry, using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted, in the Stormy Weather color way

 

Tracie has finished

2 Never Not Gnoming Gnomes in my handspun for nieces’ birthdays

Socks in Night Owl Fibers Self-Striping Superwash Merino & Nylon Sock in Koi Pond

 

Barb is still working on

Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

Zweig pullover by Caitlin Hunter, using the yarn from my frogged Trail Hoodie, Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp colorway, and in the Sage colorway.

Fibonacci Waves Scarf by Carolyn Greenwood, using a Simply Sock Mini set in the Speckled colorway  

 

And has cast on 

1-color brioche scarf (no pattern) using a Caron Cake 

 

Tracie has cast on

Effortless Cardigan by Zabeth (Lion Brand) in my SpinJones Merino/Mulberry Silk orange handspun

Vanilla socks in Mountain Colors Crazyfoot - Chinook colorway

 

And continues to work on:

80-26 Poncho Air Lux by Fil Katia, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in the Wind Chill colorway

Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll, using Marianated Yarns Practicality 75/25 in the Melted Box of Crayons colorway

BOOKS

 

Barb read

Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare - 3 stars

The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell - 4 stars

 

Tracie read:

Bad Kid: A Memoir by David Crabb - 3.5 stars

Blacklands by Belinda Bauer - 4 stars

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes - 3.5 stars

 

Thumbs Up - Pluto Living and SGN with John Krasinski

Face Mask How-tos from Huffington Post

Direct download: 2KLC_ep202Barb_-_4_4_20_12.08_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm PST

YOU DID NOT MISS EPISODE 200!  We are just waiting until we can record together again to record our milestone episode.  Sorry for the sound quality issues in this episode.  We hate recording remotely and are bad at it.


Book Talk starts at: 29:36

Recorded on March 18, 2020

Our Poncho Knit Along is humming right along! Haven't picked a poncho to knit or crochet yet?  Get thee over to our Poncho Bundle already!  Join the Chatter thread to join in on the fun of planning!!  This KAL will run until May 1, 2020.

You may have noticed that we have skipped episode 200!  We are going to answer your questions during that episode.  Right now, both Tracie and Barb are both "sheltering-in-place" in their respective towns due to the coronavirus and we must record remotely. We have decided to postpone Episode 200 until we can record together.  Please go to this Ask Us Anything thread to post your questions.

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished

1.  Beech Hill ruana by Leah McGlone, using Berroco Remix in the Strawberry colorway

2.  Pioneer Braid Scarf #6 by Catherine Ryan, using Loops and Threads yarn

3.  Classic Ribbed Hat by Purl Soho, using a sport-weight yarn by Rising Moon Farm


Tracie has finished:

1.  A total of 19 Knitted Knockers

2. Tracie's Rachel pullover by Josee Pacquin in Fyberspates Vivacious 4-ply in the Slate colorway

3.  Gnome is Where You Hang your Hat by Sarah Schira

 

Barb continues to work on:

1.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

2.  Rodeo Drive Poncho, using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted in the Stormy Weather colorway


And has cast on:

1.  Zweig pullover by Caitlin Hunter, using the yarn from my frogged Trail Hoodie, Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp colorway, and in the Sage colorway.

2.  Fibonacci Waves Scarf by Carolyn Greenwood, using a Simply Sock Mini set in the Speckled colorway  

 

Tracie continues to work on:

1.  Bellefluer Cardigan in Madelinetosh Silk/Merino in the Mill Pond color way

2. 80-26 Poncho Air Lux by Fil Katia, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in the Wind Chill colorway

3.  Socks in Night Owl Fibers Self-Striping Superwash Merino & Nylon Sock in the Koi Pond Colorway

4.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll, using Marianated Yarns Practicality 75/25 in the Melted Box of Crayons colorway

 

BOOKS (ratings are out of 5 stars)

Barb read:

 

1.  My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith - 4 stars

2.  Dopesick: Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy - 5 stars

3.  The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra by Alex Messenger - 5 stars

 

 

Tracie read

1.  Love Lies: A True Story of Marriage and Murder in the Suburbs by Amanda Lamb - 3 stars

2.  Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff - 3 stars

 

Tracie talked about Vote Forward, an organization that is helping to get out the vote in November!

You Can Help!

Sending a Vote Forward letter is one of the easiest things you can do to increase turnout. It takes two minutes and one stamp, and meaningfully increases the odds that the recipient will vote. A concrete action you can take, no matter where you live, to get unlikely-to-vote fellow citizens to the polls.

 

Direct download: Episode_201_-_3_19_20_2.45_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm PST

Gwen Bortner

Jill Bigelow Suttell - The Bean Knits

Stunning String Studios

Knitted Knockers

Miss Purl

Western Sky Knits

Serendipidye Dyeworks

Marianated Yarns

Greenwood Fiberworks

WEBS

Koigu

Prism Yarns

Blue Heron Shawl

Faerie Knitting by Alice and Lisa Hoffman

Neighborhood Fiber Co.

Lisa Souza Dyeworks

Knitted Wit

The Black Squirrel

Comma Chameleon

A Needle Runs Through It

Houndstooth Fiber Arts

Firebird Yarns

Forbidden Fiber Co.

Miss Babs

Apple Fiber Studio

The Violet Valentine

The Dye Project

Psych Ward Yarns

Alexandra: The Art of Yarn

The Farmer’s Daughter

We interviewed Katy H. Carroll - Katinka Designs Ravelry Store

Katinka Designs on Instagram

Snake River Poncho

Sunnydale Cowl

Join Katy’s Ravelry Group here

Enter to win a copy of the Sunnydale Cowl pattern here

KnitBaahPurl

The Yarn Guys

La Laine Biscotte Bis-Sock

Plucky Kniter

Canon Hand Dyes/Dragonfly Fibers/White Birch Fiber Arts

Direct download: Episode_199_-_2_27_20_11.31_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm PST

Recorded on February 19, 2020

Book Talk starts at 32:15

Our Poncho Knit Along has started! Haven't picked a poncho to knit or crochet yet?  Get thee over to our Poncho Bundle already!  Join the Chatter thread to join in on the fun of planning!!  This KAL will run until May 1, 2020.

Be sure to listen to the episode to find out who won in our Zephyr pattern giveaway!  

 

We have our 200th episode coming up soon!  We are going to answer your questions during this episode.  Please go to this Ask Us Anything thread to post your questions.

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished

1.  Mother Bears #198#199, & #200

2. Bankhead Hat #10, by Susie Gorley, using Caron Cake leftovers

3.  6 Knitted Knockers

4.  Multidirectional Scarf #8 using a Caron Cake

5.  Be Kind Hat #6 by Karen Baumer, using Caron Cake leftovers

 

Tracie has finished:

1.  A total of 12 Knitted Knockers

2. The Stripe-on-Stripe Shawl by Fredi Baker in Speakeasy Yarns Shady Lady Gradient in Oasis and Malabrigo Sock in Light of Love

Barb continues to work on:

1.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

2.  Beech Hill by Leah McGlone, using Berroco Remix in the Strawberry color way

 

And has cast on:

1.  Rodeo Drive Poncho, using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted in the Stormy Weather colorway

2.  Pioneer Braid Scarf #6 by Catherine Ryan, using Loops and Threads yarn

3.  Classic Ribbed Hat by Purl Soho, using a sport-weight yarn by Rising Moon Farm.

Tracie continues to work on:

1.  Rachel by Josee Paquin in Fyberspates Vivacious 4-Ply in Slate

2.  Bellefluer Cardigan in Madelinetosh Silk/Merino in the Mill Pond color way


Tracie has cast on:

1.  80-26 Poncho Air Lux by Fil Katia, using Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in the Wind Chill colorway

2.  Socks in Night Owl Fibers Self-Striping Superwash Merino & Nylon Sock in the Koi Pond Colorway

3.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll, using Marianated Yarns Practicality 75/25 in the Melted Box of Crayons colorway

BOOKS (ratings are out of 5 stars)

Barb read

1. Lying Next to Me by Gregg Olsen - 3 out of 5 stars

2.  My Antonia by Willa Cather - 4 stars

3. Cut and Run: A Light-Hearted Dark Comedy by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker - 2 stars

4. The Child Next Door by Shalini Boland - 3 stars

 

Tracie read

1.  If I was Your Girl by Meredith Russo - 3 stars

2.  Sticky Fingers short story collections 1, 2, & 3 by JT Lawrence - 4 stars

3.  The Running Girl by Sarah Bledel - 2 stars

4.  The Lost Child by Ann Troup - 3 stars

Tracie talked about Talkspace, an online counseling service

 

Direct download: 2KLC_ep_198_-_2_25_20_12.49_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm PST

Recorded on January 29, 2020

Book Talk starts at 33:30

Our next KAL will be a Poncho Knit Along. Start thinking about what you want to knit or crochet now.  We have a Poncho Bundle already!  Join the Chatter thread to join in on the fun of planning!!  This KAL will run from February 1 to May 1, 2020

Celia McAdam Cahill has given us three copies of her Zephyr cardigan pattern to give away - and one of them includes the yarn to knit it!  

Please post a comment in this thread to be entered to win.

We have our 200th episode coming up soon!  We are going to answer your questions during this episode.  Please go to this Ask Us Anything thread to post your questions.

KNITTING

Barb has finished

1.  Mother Bears 193194, and 196

2.  Bankhead Hat #9 using Caron Cake leftovers

3.  6 Knitted Knockers

4.  Multidirectional Scarf #8 using a Caron Cake in the White Truffle colorway

Tracie has finished:

1.  Vanilla Socks in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply in the Rum Paradise colorway

2.  5 Knitted Knockers

3.  Wurstwarmer by Pamela Wynne in High Fiber Diet in Mermaid Mess and Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Color in Delete

Barb continues to work on

1.  Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

2.  Beech Hill by Leah McGlone, using Berroco Remix in the Strawberry color way

And has cast on

1.  Be Kind Hat by Melissa Simpson, using leftover Caron Cake yarn

2.  Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer using a Caron Cake in the Key Lime colorway

3.  Rodeo Drive Poncho, using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted in the Stormy Weather colorway

Tracie continues to work on:

1.  The Stripe-on-Stripe Shawl by Fredi Baker in Speakeasy Yarns Shady Lady Gradient in Oasis and Malabrigo Sock in Light of Love

2.  Rachel by Josee Paquin in Fyberspates Vivacious 4-Ply in Slate

3.  Bellefluer Cardigan in Madelinetosh Silk/Merino in the Mill Pond color way

BOOKS (ratings are out of 5 stars)

Barb read

1.  Roommates Wanted by Lisa Jewell - 4 stars

2.  Blood and Money by Thomas Thompson - 5 stars

Tracie read

1.  Poison Orchids by Sarah A. Denzil and Anna Taylor -  2 1/2 stars

2.  Persuasion by Jane Austen - 5 stars

3.  Chomp by Carl Hiaasen - 4 stars

Barb recommends 2 True Crime podcasts:

1  Catch and Kill podcast with Ronan Farrow

2. Chasing Cosby podcast

 

Direct download: Episode_197_-_2_1_20_1.39_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm PST

Recorded on January 16, 2020

Book Talk starts at 30:07

Our annual 2 Knit Lit Chicks Fall Sweater KAL has finished.  Listen to the end to find out if you won one of our prize packages.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

 

Western Sky Knits giveaway - winner at the end of the podcast!

 

Poncho photo

Our next KAL will be a Poncho Knit Along!  Start thinking about what you want to knit or crochet now.  We have a Poncho Bundle already!  This KAL will run from February 1 to May 1.

 

Celia McAdam Cahill has given us three copies of her Zephyr cardigan pattern to give away - and one of them includes the yarn to knit it!  Please post a comment in the thread to be entered to win.

 

KNITTING

Barb has finished

Mother Bears 191 and 192

Bankhead Hat #8

8 Knitted Knockers

Helix Hat #9

The Great British Baking Shawl by LyricalKnits

 

Tracie has finished

Plaidaptation by Aunt Ninny in Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash and Malabrigos Rios

 

Barb continues to work on

Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway

Trail Hoodie by Marly Bird, using Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock in the Wisp color way

 

And has cast on

Beech Hill by Leah McGlone, using Berroco Remix in the Strawberry color way

Multidirectional Scarf #8 by Karen Baumer, using Caron Cakes

 

Tracie has cast on

The Stripe-on-Stripe Shawl by Fredi Baker in Speakeasy Yarns Shady Lady Gradient in Oasis and Serendipidye Sausalito Silken Sock in Papaya

Rachel by Josee Paquin in Fyberspates Vivacious 4-Ply in Slate

 

And continues to work on:

Bellefluer Cardigan in Madelinetosh Silk/Merino in the Mill Pond color way

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young

Vanilla Socks in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply in the Rum Paradise colorway

 

BOOKS

Barb read

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood - 3 stars

The Thinnest Air by Minka Kent - 3 stars

The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing and Coming Out  by William Dameron- 4 stars

We Were Mothers by Katie Sise - 4 stars

Sports Fans Aren't All Crazy: Lessons From Forty Years of Sports Madness by Ryan Bezerra - 4 stars

 

Tracie read

Death Sentence: Inside the Story of the John List Murders by Joe Sharkey - 5 stars

Mothers & Murderers: A True Story of Love, Lies, Obsession… and Second Chances by Katherine Ellison

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton

The Wonder Bread Summer by Jessica Anya Blau

Barb recommends the documentary series Cheer on Netflix - read all about it in this Texas Monthly article

Tracie recommends the British police detective series Unforgotten on Prime Video (Season 3 available with PBS Masterpiece subscription on Prime Video)

Direct download: 2KLC_ep196-_1_18_20_1.06_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm PST

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